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2006-05-23 00:39:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan started a fresh round of talks on Tuesday over the Siachen glacier in Kashmir, where thousands of troops are holed up in freezing temperatures in a costly standoff. The two-day talks in New Delhi over the world's highest battlefield follow local media reports in the past few months that the two sides were inching toward a blueprint for a troop pullout, though officials are tightlipped. Both sides fielded large teams of...

2006-01-16 03:00:28

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Pakistan begin a new round of peace talks this week but the nuclear-armed rivals are unlikely to end a stalemate that has tarnished the process, analysts say. The two-day talks starting on Tuesday in New Delhi between Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and his Pakistani counterpart Riaz Mohammad Khan mark the start of a third round of negotiations between the neighbors, who were near the brink of war four years ago before launching...

2005-09-28 12:02:55

By Y.P. Rajesh and Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Pakistan are agreed on the need to withdraw troops from the Siachen Glacier but are stuck on verifying each other's positions before they pull back, the Indian defense minister said on Wednesday. Several thousand soldiers of the two countries have died on the world's highest battlefield, 18,000 to 22,000 ft high in the mountains of northern Kashmir. The nuclear-armed rivals have held several rounds of talks to end the...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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